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    can we use Carrasco in the 8th?

    QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Aug 18, 2009 -> 11:51 AM) I think we can definitely use Carrasco in the 8th, especially if we dont want to win the division Carrasco isn't going to lose it for the team if he comes in to pitch in the 8th. I wouldn't want to see Carrasco used in those situations as he is our best long relief guy. But he seems like the type of pitcher that would get it done where ever you put him in.
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    Name a state that the US could do without

    Just consolidate Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusets into one state...just call it New England.
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    can we use Carrasco in the 8th?

    This is a pickle. The quick answer would be, "Yes, why couldn't we?" I wouldn't want to see Ozzie holding on to him for the 8th if his services were needed earlier. I think Carrasco would do fine in a pressure situation late in the game, and therefore could be an asset. But, he's probably more valuable as a long relief guy.
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    Who would you rather have starting at 2b?

    QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Aug 18, 2009 -> 08:21 AM) Mike Fontenot vs. righties, Aaron Miles vs. lefties *turns head towards camera* Say what?
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    Who would you rather have starting at 2b?

    QUOTE (knightni @ Aug 18, 2009 -> 08:08 AM) Alexei at 2B, Beckham SS, Evan Longoria 3B. The universe as we know it would cease to exist if Beckham and Longoria were on the same team.
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    Bad Nicknames For Current Sox Players

    Scott "Clutch" Podsednik Bobby "Chubs" Jenks Ramon "Don't Call Me Fidel" Castro
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    AND THAT'S A WHITE SOX WINNER!!!

    I got sidetracked in watching the game when it was 4-3 KC. When I finally got back to it, I saw it was 7-7, and I eventually saw Pods come through for us. I first assumption was that the Sox had come back from being down to tie it 7-7. Now, I'm just glad I wasn't watching when Linebrink gave it up. I might today be short a TV.
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    Who would you rather have starting at 2b?

    QUOTE (lostfan @ Aug 18, 2009 -> 07:31 AM) I like Nix but come talk to me when he's developed some consistency at the plate. Power is nice but an average in the .220s is not (OPS be damned, this isn't Jim Thome, you can see the effects too many Nix-like players has on this offense). I agree. I do think, however, that he could get his average up a bit if he was playing regularly. Now, by a bit, I mean he might be scraping .240. He needs to develop for sure, and consistency at the plate is where is begins.
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    Who would you rather have starting at 2b?

    QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Aug 18, 2009 -> 07:22 AM) If you're listening to Hawk he's likely to be a 70+ HR guy. Dagnubit, this guy is gonna break Barry Bonds' record if he gets in the lineup regularly.
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    The Finer Things In Life

    I've had some very good Dogfish Head beers. And I've had a few that were so-so. Their Raison D-Etre is fantastic, and the fall seasonal Punkin Ale is top notch.
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    The Finer Things In Life

    I like brewers who are a bit daring in their creations. I've had some beers, however, that had no business being brewed. A very good Midwest brewer that isn't afraid to experiment is Three Floyds. I've never been to their brewpub, but I've tried quite a few in bottle form. The Gumballhead Wheat is wonderful.
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    Who would you rather have starting at 2b?

    I'm impressed with Nix and his potential to be a good power hitter. If he were to get more paying time, he could be a 20-25+ HR guy. I had to vote for Getz, though. Getz gives the team more of what they need now. Speed, good defense, bunting ability, base stealing skills.
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    The Finer Things In Life

    Bells has made a resurrgence in Illinois lately. I suppose it was about a year ago I started seeing it around. I try just about everyone I can get my hands on. One brewery I wish sold beer in Illinois is New Glarus. Spotted Cow is one of my favorites.
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    The Finer Things In Life

    I've had the porter: Nearly opaque dark brown body with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chicolate,coffee and cream, and a touch of smoke. Medium palate with a surprising amount of carbonation. Big malty flavor with the chocolate and coffee evident right away. Smooth finish with a slightly bitter coffee aftertaste. A delicious porter. They also have a Trumpeters Stout, which is a winter brew.
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    The Finer Things In Life

    Bells Special Double Cream Stout - Pitch black body with a lasting brown head. Baker’s chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt make up the wonderful aroma. Smooth, full mouthfeel. Absolutely delicious with the chocolate and roasted malt sweetness up front fading to a great coffee and cream finish. A beautiful, tasty, and easy drinking beer. Bravo. Bells Cherry Stout - Pitch black body with a very thin brown head. Nice aroma of chocolate, cherries, and tobacco. Full, smooth mouthfeel, appropriate for a stout. The flavor is quite unique. There’s just a touch of the chocolate goodness up front, but it is quickly overpowered by the tart cherries. Aftertaste is a bit cloying. Okay stout, but I think the tartness of the cherries is a bit too much. Bells Kalamazoo Stout - Not a hint of light escapes this brew. Pitch black with a tan head that leaves nice lacing. Chocolate, caramel, coffee, and licorice make up the fine aroma. Medium-full bodies with decent carbonation. The beer starts sweet with chocolate and caramel notes. Finishes with dark coffee/espresso bitterness. Absolutely delicious. These are the only three I've tried. There are at least two or three more.
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    The Finer Things In Life

    QUOTE (G&T @ Aug 17, 2009 -> 12:02 PM) Sweet stouts are an awesome thing. I recommend the Left Hand Milk Stout. This is one of my favorites. Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout is a fine brew also.
  17. Underachievers for sure. Taking 3 of 4 from the Yankees and 2 of 3 from the Angels was great, and the team showed that they can play and beat the big boys. But losing 3 of 4 to Oakland at home and losing many other series where they should have played better... Hawk said it best a week or so ago. The Sox play to the level of their competition. Not good enough when you have to play to beat Detroit, Minnesota, Cleveland, and KC. A good team (not great, but good), should beat up on the sub .500 teams and hold their own against thhe great teams. The Sox should be in sole posession of first place with about a 3 or 4 game lead on Detroit right now. But instead, they are looking up and the Tigers because the couldn't take care of business against Cleveland, Baltimore, Oakland, etc.
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    8/17 Sox vs Kansas City 7:11pm CDT - CSN

    QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Aug 17, 2009 -> 11:32 AM) Cleveland and KC are very capable of beating a .500 ball club, which in essence is Detroit and the Sox. Oh, I know...like I said, the Royals love to play spoiler.
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    The Finer Things In Life

    Does anyone else reviews beers at ratebeer.com?
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    The Finer Things In Life

    In the past few months I was finally able to partake in the food and beverage at Flossmoor Station and Gordon Biersch. I tried the samplers at both (Flossmoor had a 12 beer sampler!) and found both places to have very good brews. The Milky Way Stout at Flossmoor and the Hefeweizen at Gordon Biersch were standouts.
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    8/17 Sox vs Kansas City 7:11pm CDT - CSN

    This could be a lucrative homestand for the Sox. Detroit is slumping off and on, and the Sox should be able to take care of business against the Royals. But, we all know hoe the Royals like to play spoiler.
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    AJ

    I know this is a topic we have discussed before, but I thought maybe we should talk about some of the good things going on with the Sox. I was listening to ESPN 1000 a few days ago, and they were saying that Hawk said that AJ is the smartest baseball player in the game right now. Local baseball expert Bruce Levine agreed that AJ is one of the smartest. I would tend to agree that he's a smart ball player. But more than that, he is such a pain in the ass to other teams. I remember when he was with the Twins, you had to hate him. Now, even when he goes back to Minnesota (where he WAS loved) he gets booed. Think of all of the things he has done here as a Sox. The big things are easy to remember; the biggest being the dropped third strike in 2005. There must be so many other things that he does that we don't see. On top of everything else, he's having a career year. He's got one more year with the Sox (I think), and beyond that it's hard to tell what would happen. I would think that Flowers would be MLB ready by 2011.
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    White Sox Should Make a Run at Billy Wagner

    Do you think KW could pull this one off, too. I don't think he's cleared waivers yet. I suppose if KW wanted him he could just call up the Mets and say, "Let's get started."
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    Ex teammates on Rios

    I would imagine that you'd hear this kind of talk about many players after they are traded, released, waived, etc. Like someone pointed out, you heard bad things about Griffey, too. Time will tell with Rios.
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    White Sox Haiku Thread

    I never would think A haiku thread would ever Make it past five posts
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